• Short Summary

    THE ANCIENT GERMANY CITY OF DUESSELDORF HAS BEEN MANY CHANGE IN ITS HISTORY AND AMONG THEM THE TECHNICAL INVENTIONS OF THIS CENTURY, BUT TODAY, (WEDNESDAY), THE TRANQUILITY OF THE OLD RIVER CITY WAS SHATTERED AS A HOVERCRAFT SPED UP AND DOWN THE RHINE WITH A WHINE OF ENGINES IN A DEMONSTRATION OF TRANSPORT OF THE FUTURE.

  • Description

    THE ANCIENT GERMANY CITY OF DUESSELDORF HAS BEEN MANY CHANGE IN ITS HISTORY AND AMONG THEM THE TECHNICAL INVENTIONS OF THIS CENTURY, BUT TODAY, (WEDNESDAY), THE TRANQUILITY OF THE OLD RIVER CITY WAS SHATTERED AS A HOVERCRAFT SPED UP AND DOWN THE RHINE WITH A WHINE OF ENGINES IN A DEMONSTRATION OF TRANSPORT OF THE FUTURE.

    IT'S ALL PART OF BRITISH WEEK IN THE CITY - A MAMMOTH DISPLAY OF BRITISH CONSUMER GOODS AND INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS AIMED AT WINNING MORE EXPORTS FOR BRITAIN TO THE GERMAN MARKET.

    DUSSELDORF, LIKE MANY CITY'S ALONG THE RIVER RHINE, STILL HAS A VESTED INTEREST IN WATER TRANSPORT BOTH FOR TRADE AND PLEASURE AND LOCAL OFFICIALS, AS WELL AS THE POPULACE, SHOW A KEEN INTEREST IN A NEW DEVELOPMENT.

    THE VA-2 IS A FOUR PASSENGER CRAFT WHICH IS CAPABLE OF SPEED UP TO 70 MILES AN HOUR (111 KMS/HOUR) AND IS HIGHLY MANOEUVRABLE. THE CRAFT SHOWED IT PARTICULAR CAPABILITIES IN A SLOW MOVING DEMONSTRATION AND CLIMAXED THE DISPLAY WITH A SPEED RUN DOWN THE RIVER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA39ME1E4S1FUJDC7X40IYW5S56
    Media URN:
    VLVA39ME1E4S1FUJDC7X40IYW5S56
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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